“Pain On Penn Street” Press Conferences Photos and Quotes
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Reading, PA – The fighters preparing for battle this Saturday, May 30 on “Pain on Penn Street” at Reading, PA’s Sovereign Center met face to face for the first time Tuesday at Downtown Reading Hofbrau bar and restaurant. The event, promoted by King’s Promotions, will be the first to feature boxing and mixed martial arts action on the same card in Pennsylvania history.
The main event will feature Reading, PA’s unbeaten heavyweight prospect Travis Kauffman in his toughest test to date, against southpaw Livin Castillo of Ecuador in an eight round contest. Said Travis, “I’m in great shape and I’m expecting a great fight here in Reading on Saturday night. This is a great opportunity to show where I’m at and where I belong in the heavyweight division.”
Marshall Kauffman, Travis’ father, trainer and promoter of the show, feels his son must rise to the occasion to separate himself from the pack. “This is going to be a tough challenge for Travis. Castillo comes to fight, and he’s faced some of the best in the world. Not only does Travis have to prove a point to the boxing world, he has to prove a point to his hometown of Reading that he’s on that level.”
In the co-featured bout, unbeaten cruiserweight knockout artist Julio Cesar Matthews, a native of Harrisburg, will meet the surging Kamarah Pasley in a six round contest.
Reading heavyweight fan favorite Craig Tomlinson will make his first appearance in five years when he faces Jonathon Felton over six rounds.
Estaban Rodriguez of Lebanon, PA will meet Pottstown’s Travis Thompson in a rematch of their thrilling bout last September.
Bethlehem’s Ronald Cruz will try to make it five straight without a loss when he faces once-beaten Norman Allen of Maryland.
The rest of the card will be rounded out with ten MMA bouts featuring some of the most talented amateur grapplers in the region.
It was also announced that number one rated heavyweight contender Chris Arreola, 27-0 (24 KO) and his trainer Henry Ramirez will be on hand to watch the fights as well as the weigh-in this Friday. Arreola and Kauffman sparred frequently to help Arreola prepare for his fight last year with Travis Walker.
Tickets, priced at $65, $50, $35 and $25, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Sovereign Center Box Office at 700 Penn Street in Reading (610-898-7200) and at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
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